Meadow Rue Merrill

Meadow Rue Merrill is an award-winning Maine journalist and frequent contributor to Down East.

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Ports of Italy

Ports of Italy 47 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor 207-633-1011, portsofitaly.com By Meadow Rue Merrill Photographed by Erin Little o experience authentic porchetta, that succulent…

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Emerald Oasis

Waterfalls, ponds, and a playful collection of statues turn a Cumberland backyard into an enchanting hidden retreat.

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The Dock House

Once a liquor-smugglers’ den, one of Freeport’s oldest buildings is now a stunning harborside home.

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A Day in Owls Head

A peninsula on a peninsula, Owls Head is often overlooked. But with a little planning, it’s the perfect daylong excursion.